Ultra-subwavelength two-dimensional plasmonic circuits

William F. Andress, Hosang Yoon, Kitty Y.M. Yeung, Ling Qin, Ken West, Loren Pfeiffer, Donhee Ham

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Abstract

We report electronics regime (GHz) two-dimensional (2D) plasmonic circuits, which locally and nonresonantly interface with electronics, and thus offer to electronics the benefits of their ultrasubwavelength confinement, with up to 440,000-fold mode-area reduction. By shaping the geometry of 2D plasmonic media 80 nm beneath an unpatterned metallic gate, plasmons are routed freely into various types of reflections and interferences, leading to a range of plasmonic circuits, e.g., plasmonic crystals and plasmonic-electromagnetic interferometers, offering new avenues for electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2272-2277
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • microwaves
  • photonic crystals
  • plasmonic circuits
  • plasmonic crystals
  • Plasmonics
  • two-dimensional electron gas

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